Legislation dictates that Council establish a number of plans upon which it relies for future decision making. Many of these can be viewed and printed from the table below.
Two of Council's key planning documents are the Corporate Plan and the Operational Plan.
The Corporate Plan is a 5 year strategic road map for the Region, which identifies the projects, operations and services which the Council will implement during the life of the Corporate Plan. The Corporate Plan, in conjunction with the Strategic Financial Plan, will set the Council's resource and budgeting priorities for the life of the Corporate Plan. Councillors are provided with a quarterly update by way of the Operational Plan reporting.
The Corporate Plan translates the community's vision into actionable programs deliverable by Council. These measures are reported against through Council's Annual Report.
The Corporate Plan is defined in accordance with the globally recognised sustainability framework of Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL), which focuses on the goals of economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, social sustainability and responsible governance. The Plan is adopted prior to the start of the first financial year covered by the plan and reviewed on an annual basis.
Council's 2018-2023 Corporate Plan (adopted 16 May 2018 and revised July 2019) is available for inspection at its Customer Service Centres and Libraries. A fee is charged for copies of the Corporate Plan that are printed and released to members of the public.
The Operational Plan links Council's strategic directions (set out in the Corporate Plan) to the projects, initiatives and ongoing activities to be delivered for a particular financial year, and funded through Council's annual budget. The plan is comprised of a number of key activities and outputs which Council is committed to delivering over a financial year. Council is required to report quarterly on the progress of all operational activities to ensure financial responsibility and the sustainability of our Region and community assets.
Progress on the implementation of the Operational Plan is measured using a suite of performance measures and reported quarterly through the Corporate Performance Report, by the Chief Executive Officer to Council.
Council's 2020-2021 Operational Plan was adopted 18 June, 2020.
Quarterly Corporate Performance Reports are prepared to measure performance against Council's Corporate and Operational Plan, and tabled for Council. View the progress on implemention of the 2019-2020 Operational Plan.